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Take A Look Inside Oprah's 5 Most Luxurious Homes

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Even though she left the airwaves in 2011, many people still consider Oprah Winfrey to be the reigning queen of daytime TV.

Her daily talk show built an empire that now includes O, The Oprah Magazine, a series of bestselling books, and several TV spin-offs. And those projects have made her worth $3.1 billion according to Forbes.

Oprah has spent some of her fortune on lavish homes, and we have photos of the five most luxurious ones:

1. Seamair Farm Estate

Incredibly, this 23-acre horse farm in Montecito, California isn't even Oprah's largest home in the wealthy community.

It had been off the market for more than three decades when she bought it at auction for $28 million last year, but that price was a steal.

The estate's main house is more than 5,000 square feet, and boasts four bedrooms and five bathrooms. The property also includes a pool, and a fish pond.

While everything needed to raise dozens of horses is included on the property - like pens, paddocks, and stalls - Oprah had no interest in looking after the animals, and the horses were not included in the sale.

2. The Promised Land

This 42 acre plot in Montecito features Oprah's main home, a 23,000 square foot mansion that she nicknamed "The Promised Land."

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Oprah famously paid designer Rose Tarlow to give the mansion, which was built in 1959, a "make-under," because her guests were intimidated by the incredible home. So these photos show what the home looked like before that make-under.

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The TV host spent $50 million to acquire the property, which includes a laundry list of amenities:

There's six bedrooms and 14 bathrooms, 10 fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen, and indoor and outdoor theater, a wine cellar, a barn, ponds, orchards, a man-made lake stocked with fish, a guest house nicer than most regular houses, a tea house, and a private basketball court.

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Plus, the mansion is right in the middle of wine country, so the weather is always incredible.

3. Maui, Hawaii

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Oprah's property manager and former personal trainer Bob Greene convinced her to buy the property next to his in Maui, to keep it from being turned into condos.

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Instead of condos, she kept the 163 acres mostly untouched, but renovated the property's enormous farmhouse to build an island getaway for herself.

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Every detail of the home, from the wraparound veranda to the French doors and hand-embroidered curtains, adds to the incredible atmosphere.

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The Maui estate is also the site of Oprah's Farm, where she harvests her own fruits and vegetables.

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Despite the giant size, Oprah considers this her "small home," and says it's perfect for entertaining in groups of two or three.

4. Chicago

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While Oprah's is deeply linked to the city where her career began, she recently sold off all of her property in Chicago.

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Along with a $4 million duplex and a $2.8 million co-op, Oprah owned this (relatively) small 2,250 square foot residential property.

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She purchased the 1941 brick home, which has four bedrooms and two bathrooms, in 2001, but never actually lived there.

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It went on the market earlier this year for a very reasonable $393,875, so if you're in the market for a family home in Chicago, this could be a steal.

5. Telluride, Colorado

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If her Chicago home was down-to-earth, then Oprah's ski chalet is a true billionaire property.

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Oprah snapped it up in 2015 for $14 million, and while that's a hefty price tag, the location is undeniably great.

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Before you even step inside the 8,700 square foot mountain mansion, you'll notice the heated driveways and a three-car garage.

But there's also a sauna, indoor hot tub, chef's kitchen, six decks, a theater, a guest house, and a fire pit that's suspended in the treetops.

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But the best feature is down in the basement: a 1,600 bottle wine cellar designed to look like an abandoned mine shaft.

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Four people can sit inside a fake mine cart and ride to a nearby ski trail without ever stepping outside. How's that for added value?

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